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From L. Frank Baum, to Laura Ingalls Wilder (below), to J.K. Rowling, Kate DiCamillo, and writers just getting started; authors and illustrators are interesting people. Use the resources on this page to learn more about your favorite children's or young adult author or illustrator.
This is a five-star resource! TeachingBooks.net provides a wealth of multimedia resources on K-12 books and authors or illustrators that can be used to support reading activities for all grades and content areas. If you are on campus, use this quick search box to begin exploring these resources. If you are off campus, use the link in the next column for best access.
Try these online or print resources when you are looking for biographical information about an author. The online resources also may have reviews or criticism of their works.
This resource includes biographical profiles of the lives and work of well-known and emerging authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Entries include personal information, list of awards and honors, list of writings or illustrated works, adaptations, background information about major works, biographical and critical resources, and if the person is deseased, references for obituaries.
Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Combining Gale Group's core literary databases in a single online service, the Literature Resource Center covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors
Centuries of analysis - scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.
Biographical information and topical articles related to children's literature (ex. graphic novels, book awards, etc.). Biographical entries have links to UST holdings of the author's works, but these don't work very well. Make sure you are searching for a book title if you try to follow these.
All of these titles are in the reference section in Keffer Library. Click on the title for the call number.
The Coretta Scott King Awards: 1970-2014 celebrates the 45th anniversary of this award. This unique volume not only celebrates the award and the African-American community, but is a valuable selection tool for libraries and a teaching resource for the classroom.